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Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chapin
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

From pictures of SANDALS ROYAL CARIBBEAN we expected it to to look like that and it did (thankfully all the people did not- my wife and I are in our sixties). However, to us it was not the obvious that makes us want to return, it's THE WONDERFUL STAFF AT THE ROYAL. One example of the friendships they offer kind... More 

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Northern Ireland
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

Our Stay 3rd Feb - 18th Feb 2008 Hi we chose to Stay at Sandals Royal to get Married, it was an amazing experience which far outweighed my expectations. Admittedly I was expecting a very low key impersonal wedding, but they made us feel so special and as if our Wedding was the most important and most amazing Wedding they... More 

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Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

We can't say enough positive things about our experience at the Royal Caribbean. Let us start by saying the people there were wonderful. Never in our lives have we been treated so well with such genuine kindness. The food was fabulous, the entertainment great, and the beaches and pools were perfect. We loved the option of using the shuttle to... More 

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New York City
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2008

This was our 5th vacation at a Sandal's resort. We stayed at the Royal Caribbean in 1999 and 2000, and then at the Whitehouse in 2006 and 2007. Both resorts were amazing but we missed the RC so we decided to return this year and stayed from 3/9 - 3/22. We were amazed at how the resort improved in every... More 

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massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2008

It was a incredible vacation, the staff made it happen. The atmosphere made us decide to go back next year. It was a our first time with sandals and it will always be remembered. I have to give thanks to the waiters at our candle light dinner. Jason and Warren, they made it more fun than we could have ever... More 

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

I am already planning our trip back to Sandals Royal Caribbean. We went there with 28 of our closest family and friends for our wedding. It was more beautiful than I could have imagined. As all weddings, there were a few bumps during the ceremony, but if you go with the flow you will have a beautiful time. Everything the... More 

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Louisiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

We really had a Great time at this resort and signed up for Soon Come Back before leaving. The building we had was so close to the beach. Everyone was great and very helpful, especially Roan the photographer and our Concierge Paulette. They both truly stood out with exceptional friendly service and went out of their way to insure we... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

Although the property is small compared with other Sandals, it only added to the intimacy of the experience. We had a room over the "quiet pool" and as we are nearing senior-citizen status, that was really appreciated! The other pool had the swim-up bar and many activities, including entertainment, and since we were there to de-stress from our jobs, the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

I have included a lot of information below, and know that some people just want a recommendation so I have put this first. If you want Butlins in the Caribbean and you get this at a discount, or can afford the Sandals inflated prices, then this is worth it. If you really want 4 or 5 star luxury and seclusion... More 

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brockville
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

Before I went to SRC I was somewhat concerned about the few negative reviews I read. I am mystified. Did these people stay at the same property? We had a butler suite. It was absolutely bar none the best vacation I have ever taken. Granted, the bathroom was small and somewhat dated but everything was impecabbly clean. Our butlers, Ellis... More 

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